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Mike Caruso | PhD
Specialties: Powerlifting, Strongman


Assistant Professor of Research, WSU

  • Molecular mechanism(s) of insulin resistance in human skeletal muscle
  • Type II diabetes, Obesity, Exercise

PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology, NDSU

  • Regulation of insulin and insulin receptors across tissue types
    Growth Hormone, IGF-I, Fasting

BS in Biology and Economics, Undergraduate Research Assistant, UMBC

  • Metabolic engineering of algae

Materials Characterization Analysis Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering



Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, UMBC

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA

CEO, Valescent Pharmaceuticals Inc.

  • Compound Pharmacy

Consultant, CaCy Therapeutics LLC

  • Cancer Therapeutics

President, Spider Strength LLC

  • Sporting Goods

Owner/Operator, Caruso Construction

  • Framing, Concrete, Tile, etc.


ASC Professional Strongman (Pro Card; Dallas, 2010)

  • 2x World's Strongest Man Competitor
  • 2x America’s Strongest Man Runner-up

Powerlifting (APF/AAPF; 308 class)

  • Former National Record Holder
  • Elite Total (Raw and Geared)

UMBC Men’s Varsity Lacrosse (DI)

  • Defense

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